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happens less than a year later. and the foreign policy effects and the economic effects which we are still living. so we don't really know because history's like this what the real number one foreign policy is going to be. we can guess. we have educated guesses but things happen that we don't anticipate. that's where the arab spring. september 11 and its implicatns. wouljust argue that's why the character of whoever wins this election is so important. foreign policy, as clinical as we want it to be in many ways is a human undertaking. >> rose: this is very important. what do you mean by character. help us understand what character has to do in terms of what are we talking about. character with respect to the presidency. >> i think we saw in 2001 we had a president who had a stubborn streak, who had, was in a way radicalized by events in the autumn of 2001. >> rose: 9/11. >> he was against nation building before he was in favor of it. and because of the effects of that we are living in a world which is radically different. the great example would be world war ii where fdr said i'm a jugul
over among foreign policy experts? >> well, i think-- i mean, it's-- i think you have john kerry, or you have susan rice. and i think either one of them could be nominated and probably the foreign policy establishment would say that's fine. john kerry probably has more, but susan rice has served as u.n. ambassador and she's got know a lot of foreign experience, certain, from that experience. she's been at the state department bore, too. i mean, her history is in foreign policy. she hasn't opinion secretary of state. he hasn't been on the hill in the capacity john kerry is, but she certainly is experienced. >> reporter: the aforementioned general petraeus, a story that continues to rock this town. the president talked about it at the press conference, said it was a sad personal saga. actually said very nice things about david petraeus' contributions to his country, and also said-- i'm not sure the exact word he used-- but basically no top vent intelligen was revealed. >> i think he made a point of saying so far. and so far, there is not any negative effect on national security. bu
are seeing now is an openly pro-russian policy. even if we do here critical voices now and again, our foreign policy is aimed at catering to the russians and the lukashenko regime. >> the economicrisis frothe lithuanians firms to seek new markets, and they found them in belarus. m a lithuanian business enjoys carte blanche in belarus. managers have no trouble getting necessary permits and with very favorable conditions, but that can come to an end quickly if for example their assets are seas. >> asylum seekers are considered a nuisance when it comes to business relations, especially a deserter from a special forces unit. he has successfully challenged the order to deport him, however. his application for asylum had not been properly considered, the court ruled. lithuanian authorities now have six months to compile a new assessment. >> his situation is not hopeless. first, we know he is here. we have been able to support him in recent weeks and hoped to publicize his case. the lithuanian media have been covering this story. >> that means the autriti see him differently. i really hope he gets a
, interestingly, to telescope a long argument, the area of greatest continuity in u.s. foreign policy since the time of nixon has been our dealings with china. where, on the one hand, we think it's better if they grow than if they don't. on the other hand, we have all sorts of problems with them. i think that is the way obama has pursued it and will keep pursuing it. so i think they actually are relieved to have a second term. >> what do they want from us? >> they want essentially a chance to develop. i -- >> you mean develop economically? >> develop economically. nd just to sort breathe. when i lived in japan, i was quite alarmed, and remain so, about sort of the zero-sumness of many of japan's economic ambitions, which sort of came out of american achievement. in china's case, i think it's different. it's a gigantic poor country where most people are still poor. the per capita income is still, like, one-fifth what it is in the united states. a lot of really rich people, but still they have more farmers than we have people. and it's a giant challenge. and so i think what they want is it's
won, you have a more flexible foreign policy. >> uh-huh. >> so the prognosis so far looks positive because you have these two leadership groups who more or less are willing to accommodate, negotiate, and so forth and so on. but the problem in asia, of course, is that you have some very stubborn views. in the countries, japan, korea, vietnam, philippines, they're all disputing these islands, and it can get out of control. >> tom: mark, how long have you been investing in china or looking at chi for capital? >> it has been over 30 years. >> tom: how would you describe today's opportunity over the course of that generation of vistain investing time? >> it is incredible. ever day you see opportunities in china. the demand for services, for products, you name it. they hunger for all of these things, and they will increase. it will not decrease, because of the wages going up. >> tom: we will have more of our conversation with mark mobius next week on thanksgiving night. he tells us globalization has made the u.s. fiscal cliff a worldwide issue for investors. >> susie: that's "nightly bus
commissioner olli rehn urged the eurozone countries to push ahead with austerity measures as well as policies to stimulate economic growth. >>> some sa japanese economic indicators for september have been out this morning. the current account surplus shrank for the first time in two months. that's a broad measure of foreign trade. finance ministry officials say the account surplus stood at $6.3 billion. that's down about 70% in yen terms compared to a year ago. the slide was mainly due to a trade deficit in september. sharp falls in exports to the eu and china and higher energy exports dragged down the trade balance. the deficit came to about $6 billion. exports amounted to about $64 billion. that's down 10.5%. imports were up 4.5% to $70 billion. manufacturing activity in japan declined in september. orders for machinery fell for the second straight month. cabinet office officials say the value of september orders received by major machinery makerers was $8.6 billion, down 4.3% in yen terms from the previous month. these nbers exclude volatile orders for ships and electric utilities. that's
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